Useful WebQuest Resources Site menu: Latest news: June 17, 2015: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the WebQuest model. 10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom November 10, 2015 With the advance of technology and mobile gadgetry there emerged a wide variety of learning trends endemic to 21st century classroom environment. One of these trends is what is conventionally referred to as BYOD/T (Bring Your Own Device/Technology). In a BYOD classroom, students bring their own technology (e.g hand-held devices, laptops..etc) and use them for various learning activities. Watch Full Episodes Online of The Human Face of Big Data on PBS Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below. You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more!
EdTech Units, CTLs and the Postsecondary Subordination Narrative "I am haunted by the phrase “subordinate learner” because the idea of subordination seems to be such a pervasive force in higher ed." "For pre-tenure, as well as non-tenure track faculty, subordination is the coin of the realm, though it comes in different denominations." John Warner - Higher Education? More Like Subordination (3/14/16) Are Educational Technology (EdTech) groups and Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) countervailing forces to the postsecondary subordination narrative described by John Warner? I’d say so.
Do-It-Yourself Bioblitz A bioblitz is a species inventory that involves observing, recording and documenting living things in a short period of time. Want to conduct a bioblitz? Want to know how, what you will need, and where to start? This video guide will help you plan a bioblitz in your schoolyard, a local park, or even your parking lot. Teachers, informal educators, and anyone else interested in putting together an awesome, explore-your-world, get outside, citizen science adventure can find helpful information about doing it here! Discover the methods and gear you will need—from seining and transects to nets and electronic devices. Month In Review - The Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers Good evening from hot and steamy Greenwood, Maine. Earlier this week I had the heat on in my house and this afternoon I was outside in shorts. I know that many of you are already out of school for the summer. I hope that your first days of summer have been great.
51 Essential EdTech Tools By Category “50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category” was first seen on TeachThought. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.
Watch Full Episodes Online of The Human Face of Big Data on PBS Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below. Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom Many top educators and administrators view the idea of a paperless classroom as an inevitability in education. In today’s digital age, these educators believe that a paperless classroom promotes a more efficient and organized classroom while preparing students for the practical world outside classroom walls. In other words, if every facet of life is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, then why not equip students accordingly?
Equity The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights recently released a Dear Colleague Letter on Resource Equity. Excerpts from the letter related to technology are provided below. OCR Dear Colleague Letter: Resource Equity Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: